Schott's Almanac 2010

Schott's Almanac 2010

Hardback

By (author) Ben Schott

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  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Format: Hardback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 210mm x 42mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 16 November 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0747598428
  • ISBN 13: 9780747598428
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, maps, ports
  • Sales rank: 99,782

Product description

Schott's Almanac is designed to be a practical and entertaining annual volume that tells the real stories of the year, from the anxious South African elections to the hope generated by the election of Barack Obama, from worldwide recession to the green shoots of recovery, from Russia's growing ambition to the Copenhagen Conference on climate change, and from the Ashes rivalry to the possibility of another all-English Champion's League final, all in the UN's Year of Astronomy. Section headings are: Chronicle; World; Society & Health; Sci, Tech, Net; Celebrity & Media; Music & Cinema; Books & Arts; Travel & Leisure; Money; Parliament & Politics; The Establishment; Sport; Ephemerides. In an age when information is plentiful but selection is rare, Schott's Almanac offers both the essential facts and the lucid analysis, combining the authority and accuracy of the Economist with the wit and vitality of Have I Got News for You.

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Author information

Ben Schott was born in North London in 1974. He was educated at University College School. Hampstead, and Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, where he read Social and Political Sciences. He has worked with the Independent, The Times, the Sunday Times, Reader's Digest and Sunday Business, amongst many others and has photographed celebrities from Hugh Grant to Tony Blair and Enoch Powell. Now a full-time writer, he has had columns with a number of publications including Conde Nast Traveller and the Daily Telegraph, and is now a regular contributor to the New York Times and The Times of London. He lives in London.

Review quote

'A social barometer of genuine historical value.' The Times 'A record of historic reference, chronicling the past year's important events punctuated with unpredictably diverting statistics.' Guardian 'Schott hits the spot.' Evening Standard 'The ultimate book of lists, brilliantly, if eccentrically, presented and edited. Never has trivia been more entertaining.' Daily Mirror